Category: Faculty

Leah Cook earns Ph.D.
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Leah Cook earns Ph.D.

Leah Cook, Interim Associate Department Chair and Lab Coordinator for Science at the W.A. Lettinga Campus, successfully defended her dissertation on May 11 for a Ph.D. in Science Education from Western Michigan University.  The title of her dissertation is Using Concept Maps to Monitor Knowledge Structure Changes in a Science Classroom. Dr. Cook has been...

Faculty Spotlight: Pete Anderson
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Faculty Spotlight: Pete Anderson

This month’s faculty spotlight focuses on Pete Anderson, Assistant Professor in the College of Technology. Positive impact on classroom:  Pete not only teaches upper level courses, he serves as a mentor to students as they pursue their networking degrees and move into their careers. He inspires students to achieve their best work through classroom projects,...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Terri Tomaszek
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Terri Tomaszek

Positive Impact on Classroom:  As a Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Terri Tomaszek has personified teaching excellence at Davenport for more than 45 years. Her distinguished career encompasses three concentrations: academic assessment, international education, and service learning. Among her most influential contributions to Davenport’s instructional culture was the Success System (now called the...

Dr. Regina Pierce to Retire
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Dr. Regina Pierce to Retire

Regina Pierce, Ph.D., Campus Associate Department Chair for Allied Health at the Warren Campus, will retire this Friday, March 10, ending a 14-year career at Davenport. Beginning as a Department Coordinator for Math at the Dearborn Campus, Regina has served in a number of roles throughout the years, including Director of Academic Services and ​Livonia...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sharon Flinn
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sharon Flinn

Positive Impact on the Classroom:  Dr. Sharon Flinn teaches in the Occupational Therapy Division at Davenport University. Her courses include analysis of environment, task, and activity; research and scholarship, evaluation and intervention of upper limb injuries; and occupational therapy in behavioral and mental health. She also serves as the co-advisor for Active Minds-DU, a registered...

Faculty Spotlight: Midland Nursing Team
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Faculty Spotlight: Midland Nursing Team

Positive Impact in the Classroom: The concentrated effort by all nursing faculty members included providing additional content study sessions for students, providing emotional support and resources necessary to address the heightened anxiety of sitting for the NCLEX examination, providing individual student mentoring, and innovative teaching strategies to help students be successful. Positive Impact on Nursing...

Faculty Spotlight: Kelly McCarron
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Faculty Spotlight: Kelly McCarron

Positive impact on classroom:  Dr. Kelly McCarron took the lead on finding and implementing a structured mentorship program for the HIT program, partnering with dedicated faculty and professionals in the field to improve student success and retention.  EduGuide includes activities “for critical thinking and reflective writing” where students work with teachers to identify their own...

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